Seven acts will perform one track each during the final of Eurosong 2023 — Belgium’s selection for the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. For five days, our readers have been voting for their favourites — and the results are in.
After counting 1,708 votes, we can now confirm that Chérine has topped our poll with 835 votes — or nearly 49% of all those counted.
Poll results: Chérine wins our Eurosong 2023 poll
- Chérine 49.49%, 974 votes
- gala dragot 17.68%, 348 votes
- The Starlings 11.84%, 233 votes
- Ameerah 9.76%, 192 votes
- Hunter Falls: 5.49%, 108 votes
- Loredana: 3.20% 63 votes
- Gustaph: 2.54%, 50 votes
Eurosong 2023 acts
Flemish diva Loredana last participated in Eurosong in 2014, with the Ovi-penned song “She’s After My Piano”, which scored her a hit together with Pat Krimson. This year, the flame-haired songstress will take up the stage alone with her euro-dance track “You Lift Me Up.”
Named “perfectly trilingual” by Flemish broadcaster VRT, Chérine previously took part in The Voice in both Flanders and France. The Antwerp native is bringing the French language to the Flemish preselection with her entry “Ça m’ennui pas”, a modern uptempo pop song.
Although less experienced than most of the other acts, Hunter Falls is brining a mix of flavours to the Eurosong stage. In the competition, he is performing “Ooh La La”, which seems reminiscent of a scandipop track that could have been found at Sweden’s Melodifestivalen in recent years.
Singer-songwriter Astrid Roelants, better known as Ameerah, previously worked with Jennifer Lopez and Tiësto and featured in a Madcon song. In “The Carnival” she shows off her vocal range as well as delivering a slick pop effort.
Already experiencing stardom in Albania, 17-year-old gala dragot is turning towards a mature audience in Belgium after earlier winning the Flemish edition of The Voice Kids. Her song “t’inquiète” has a gothic and experimental sound.
An outspoken queer artist, Gustaph finally tries to the take the Eurosong stage himself with “Because of You”. In 2018, he worked as a background singer for Sennek’s entry, while in Rotterdam in 2021, Gustaph helped Hooverphonic’s Geike Arnaert as a vocal coach.
The Starlings – that’s Tom Dice and Kato Callebaut – have enjoyed some commercial success in Belgium ever since their founding in 2019. “Rollercoaster” was written by Melfest 2023 participant Laurell Barker among others, and has a more distinct Eurovision sound.